New Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Featurette Hangs Tom Cruise Off the World's Tallest Building
10.27.11 by Ryan
Promotion for the upcoming sequel Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol has been pretty limited. So far, the scene where Tom Cruise is suspended from the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai is clearly a showcase piece, having been featured in the movie's first and only trailer as well as a newly released featurette.
If you didn't think Cruise was a little fearless before, you will after watching the actor run, jump, and climb the world's tallest building with nothing but a few cables holding him up. Director Brad Bird (The Incredibles) doesn't seem too nervous as watches and calls for Cruise to perform more takes. While the stunt itself is the sole focus, it does serve to show that the upcoming sequel is doing everything it can to push the action scenes to a whole new level.
Ghost Protocol sees Cruise reprise his role as Impossible Missions Force agent Ethan Hunt, with Simon Pegg returning as computer expert Benji Dunn from Mission: Impossible III. Joining the sequel are newcomers Paula Patton, Josh Holloway, Vladimir Mashkov, Michael Nyqvist, Léa Seydoux, Anil Kapoor, and Jeremy Renner.